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great horned owl

Saturday, February 28, 2015

great horned owl

When we first moved to the country, we would see these magnificent birds often. The first time I saw one standing on the ground beyond our yard, I wasn’t sure what it was. It looked like a cat, but much larger. It’s gotten rather crowded out here (for the country) and I guess we humans have run them off. I’m sorry about that and can only hope that there will always be enough undeveloped land for them. On a happy note, I’ve heard one, two nights in a row, in the last few weeks. Maybe we can all live happily together after all.

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painted painted bunting

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Since this bird I painted is called a painted bunting, the blog post title seems right. These birds live in our area from April through August and never cease to amaze us with their brilliant colors and pretty song. We have at least two pairs coming to the feeder this year and I take lots of pictures, but since I can’t even come close to the talent and skill of wildlife photographer, Ray Downs, I painted this one of his, with permission. If you love birds and other beauties of nature, you will want to visit his site.